In brief

Pictons has been chosen to host the 2004 European LawPact Conference. Attending firms are due to come from as far afield as New York, California, Chicago, Mexico, Cyprus, Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic. Pictons’ IP team will launch the event. Head of IP Sarah Staines will lead the first conference session, entitled ‘Trade Mark Rights and Global Trade’. LawPact is an international affiliation of accountants and lawyers. Conferences and other business events are a key aspect of the network, enabling member firms to meet, learn from each other and form strong business relationships. The two-day conference will be held on 28-30 October at the Grym’s Dyke Hotel in Harrow and Pictons’ head office in Luton.